Turns out it's not just current NBA players locked out getting into trouble. Former NBA All-Star Ralph Sampson was arrested in Georgia Wednesday and is out on bond from multiple traffic violations and failure to meet child support obligations. From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Sampson, 51, was pulled over Tuesday evening in the Peachtree Corners area of Gwinnett County when a police officer was doing a license tag check.via Former NBA star Sampson arrested in Gwinnett | ajc.com.
The former Houston Rockets center’s license plate was expired.
The officer discovered that Sampson’s license was suspended for failure to meet child support obligations, according to police reports, and that the seven-footer had an open arrest warrant from Duluth for failing to appear in court on a 2008 auto insurance violation.
He was bonded out shortly after midnight Wednesday.
Sampson is most known being one half of the Rockets' twin towers in the mid-80's along with Hakeem Olajuwon. He was a four-time All-Star, the 1983 Rookie of the Year, and a three-time Naismith College Basketball Player of the Year award winner. Sampson's career was derailed due to multiple knee injuries that many felt kept the Rockets from being champions earlier.